VUMC Clinical Informatics Core

Overview of Services

The purpose of the Clinical Informatics Core is to enable VUMC researchers to more easily and efficiently design and implement EHR-related tools, functionalities, and interventions with input and assistance from clinical informatics experts, as well as to gain access to and analyze EHR-based data not currently available through other resources. 

The services this Core will provide are: 1) Design and build of electronic health record interventions, including decision support tools. 2) Clinical data extraction and analysis. 3) Predictive model implementation. 4) Value set and logic development. 5) General clinical informatics consultation. 


Core Scientific Director:  Allison McCoy, PhD, FAMIA

Core Manager: Elise Russo

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm            

Suite 1475
2525 West End Avenue    

Links and Resources


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.